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Delete all backups of specific file/folder with tmutil

I'm trying to delete all backups of specific items through the command line. I can accomplish this using the GUI through the following steps: Enter Time Machine Navigate to the file to be deleted ...
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Delete or Update Swift Book in iBooks

I had downloaded the Swift Book 4.0, it updated successfully on my iPhone but not on my Mac. It did not even open the book. I followed the solution here, after I deleted the folder, I opened iBooks ...
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How to download photos from iCloud (iPhone 4)

I have an old iPhone 4 that I'm about to ditch. It has a couple of hundred photos on it, and I briefly looked into a way to access them directly from my Xubuntu laptop. (I no longer have Windows or ...
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Connecting Mac Book Pro 2017 to 2 Projectors via USB C

Just wondering can i connect my 13" mac book pro to 2 hdmi projectors? I would like to extend the displays ( 3 display, 1 laptop screen and 2 projector screen) instead of duplicating if that is ...
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Apple Mail rule that combines “all” and “any”

I would like to create a rule for Apple Mail that combines "all" and "any". Specifically, I need to do a rule where I have a group of "any" criteria, "Message content contains X" OR "Message content ...
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How to make Time Machine inherit backup history after restoring from Time Machine

I received my MacBook Pro back from repair (got a new Logic Board which includes the SSD) and restored from my Time Machine backup. I made sure to restore everything, including all settings. Now I ...
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How can I repair a keychain in Mojave?

Whenever I encounter a password field in Safari which it wants to auto-fill using my keychain, it freezes up for a few minutes and shows nothing but the beach ball. I presume it has to do with a ...
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How to fix Automator passed arguments returning empty files?

I'm attempting to create a workflow in Automator that uses jpegtran to convert several hundred album art jpg files from progressive to baseline. I can manually run the script in terminal like so: ...
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Using AppleScript to delete an event still exists in Calendar?

I'm trying to write a script that clears a calendar (an iCloud one) of all of its events. I have the following: tell application "Calendar" tell calendar "Test calendar" set theEvents to ...
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Do you know a simple sound booster app for Mac?

Some videos on websites have the sound volume so low that even with all sound settings at maximum levels it's hard to listen. I'm looking for an app that would allow me to boost the Mac's volume. ...
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Why does ‘freedom’ return the french fries 🍟 emoji?

In my emoji picker when I enter freedom I see some french fries. Why is that? Practical example: So if I want to write something like the following: People of the world appreciate what you're ...
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How can I remove all alarm times from the clock app?

How can I remove all alarm times from the clock app on iOS 9.3.5 (iPad)? (regardless of whether the alarm is activated) When one has to many alarm times, the clock app becomes very laggish:
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Recover Deleted Data from Malfunctioning Hard Drive

I deleted some data accidentally on my Macbook a while ago, and then a couple weeks later the hard drive failed. Now my Macbook can't start normally. I took it to an Apple store and they told me they ...
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Mac occasionally freezes. Trying to decipher console system.log file

I'm trying to find the reason why my Mac (Mojave 10.14.4) has been locking up. It usually happens while using Cubase 10.0.5 but I want to specifically pinpoint the problem. Seems like it is something ...
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Audio issue when HDMI drawing tablet is connected?

I'm running a 13" Macbook pro 2017 with operating system Mojave 10.14.4. I have an HDMI connected tablet (Huion Gt-220). When I connect my drawing tablet to my computer, it locks out my sound for the ...
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automating “Reset Advertising Identifier” is it possible?

I want to use osascript or some other way to automate "Reset Advertising Identifier" is it possible?
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How can I completely uninstall Xcode in macOS Mojave 10.14?

After upgrading to macOS Mojave 10.14, Xcode was no longer updating correctly and my build process was reporting that stdlib.h was missing. Thus, I attempted to uninstall it so I could reinstall it ...
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Airpods seem to have a Chinese name by default

When I set up a pair of airpods, the name shown is in what appears to be Chinese + English: This isn't a big deal, but I'm wondering why it does this. What do those Chinese characters mean?
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How to disable Magic Trackpad while typing?

Is it possible to get the external Magic Trackpad disabled automatically while I'm typing? I do get a lot of cursor movements/clicks when just touching the trackpad accidentally.
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How can i change the theme (red) color of powerpoint for mac?

For example in the picture, the color of the powerpoint is red. How can I change it to e.g. black/blue? There is no option in MS office to do this, but how about Mac system?
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macOS: Name for app shortcut screen found by pinching with thumb and three fingers

In macOS, what is the name for the app shortcut screen (with all the installed apps icons displayed, taking up the whole screen) found by pinching with thumb and three fingers together (or sliding-in ...
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“open with” default app not working

Mac OS 10.14.3 [Mojave]: QuickTime Player is set as the default app for Finder's "open with" for .mp4 files on my Mac. This is what I want. But when I double-click an mp4 file, the kid3 app [a tag ...
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How to stop headphones activating Voice Control (even though it’s disabled) when unpausing music?

I use a pair of in-ear, noise-cancelling Sennheiser headphones with my iPhone 6S. I don’t know exactly which model they are, but something like the CX 5.00i isn’t far off. The headphones have a little ...
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Audio not working on Windows 10 installed on external SSD running on iMac

I installed Windows 10 (April 18 update) on external SSD drive that can be selected on the iMac's startup. Run the Boot Camp Windows Support Software and everything is fine, Apple mouse & keyboard,...
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Display emoji faces for correct & wrong commands in terminals

I want to customize my terminal to display emoji faces, showing sad face for wrong command and happy face for right command that I enter. Is there any way that I can do this using my terminal bash. ...
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Safari bug renders browser useless

Here's a video of what's going on. I've tried to completely reset Safari by following several methods on the web but the issue persists. I'm on Mojave using Safari 12.1. I have no idea what this ...
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Getting prompted for verification code but where do I put it in?

I am using an old iPad -- it's an iPad 2 model MC990LL/A -- running iOS 9.3.5 I noticed when I go to settings --> iCloud and tap the top part where my name and ID is, I get this: Account Details ...
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Am I limited to using Apple's In-App purchase for charging for in-app consumables?

I'm building a book app where you can read one book for free, but if you pay, you have access to all the books until the end of your subscription (30 days). My query is regarding this item in the App ...
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Need to log to different file, unified logger doesn't seem appropriate, ASL not working [on hold]

I'm developing an app which needs to log, and the unified logger doesn't seem like it will fit my needs. Ideally, I would like logs put in a specific file readable only by root, because there is ...
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running XQuartz: display background is black after screen is unlocked or awakened

I use XQuartz 99.9% of the time I'm on my Mac. When I lock my screen (using Lock Screen in the apple menu) -- or the screen saver kicks in -- and the screen remains locked/darkened for more than a few ...
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F4 will not show Dashboard

I just got a brand new Apple space grey wireless keyboard. Everything is great except that F4 stopped working to launch Dashboard. Instead, F4 launches Launchpad, something I don't use at all. I have ...
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No input field for Apple ID Verification Code

I have an older iPad Mini and when I try and use a game iOS Game Center asks for my password, which I enter, and is accepted. Then it asks to type in the Apple ID Verification Code, although there is ...
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Apple Two Factor Authentication: why verification code popup don't display?

I turned on Two Factor Authentication mode, it worked very well. But yesterday, I reinstalled my Macbook, and iPhone, verification code popup don't automatically display when I login new device. I ...
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bash $PS1 containing an emoj

This question is related to https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/357132/44531 I would like to have a space after the emoj 😱. I've tried in the script below but I'm getting two lines instead of the ...
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Remove unwanted email address associated with Apple ID

I noticed that I have an unwanted email address in the following panel: System Preferences → iCloud → Account Details → Contact What does that mean and how can I remove it?
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disable brightness and volume change overlay mojave

I followed this answer and (after disabling SIP) ran sudo defaults write /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.OSDUIHelper\ Disabled -bool YES But it doesn't seem to have done anything, I still ...
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Fix Windows after Ubuntu installation

I've followed closely this step-by-step guide: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/257275/322989 After that my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Mac installation work perfectly fine. But my Windows 10 does not. ...
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Bootcamp HDD is now in a USB3 external enclosure. Can I boot my iMac from it?

I installed windows 10 on my iMac with bootcamp and it worked great. I have since upgraded to an SDD and the old hard drive is now in a usb 3 enclosure. I'd really like to be able to boot from that ...
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How can I remove/turn off shadows in macOS 10.14

I think this has been asked somewhere for lots of versions of OS X/macOS and it seems like it's always a different answer. I'm trying to remove the shadows around windows and the shadow below the ...
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Macbook Air 13 - Stuck mid-bar at login, after reinstalling system stuck on apple logo

My Macbook Air 13 has crashed today. I've been playing some games on it and the screen suddenly got stuck. After waiting for about 15 minutes I turned it off the hard way (power button hold), ...
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What is kernel_task writing and reading?

After moving from High-Sierra to Mojave I noticed my Mac (23", fusion-drive 3.4GHz) has become much slower. In particular, I noticed that just after the startup I have a significant amount of disk ...
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Set up an iPhone 6 with non-working Home button

My brother recently gave me and iPhone 6 and he reset it before before handing it over. I turned it on and it says "Hello, Press home button to unlock and get started". But the Home button on the ...
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A way to clone APFS and NTFS partitions from Mac OS?

I own a MacBook Pro and use dual-boot (MacOS and Windows). My 500gb internal SSD disk is partitioned like this: 400GB APFS volume with MacOS installed 100GB NTFS volume with Bootcamp installed I use ...
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iPhone has stopped updating apps automatically

I have to open the App Store and tap Update to keep all of the apps up to date. There is always a big list of apps waiting to be updated, which takes quite a while to complete. This issue seems to ...
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My USB device (camera) works but doesn't have device-entry. How to find it?

My USB device (microscope camera) works with my MacBook (lite version of a microscope software) but doesn't have device-entry, although it shows in the USB tree in system information and has location ...
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macOS: why only few login elements are in System Preferences

In macOS, under System Preferences / Users / Login Elements there is a list of Login Elements that are started at the startup. Actually only few elements are listed here. There are many other ...
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Can not add invitees to a calendar event after the event has been created

I can not find a way to add an invitee after the event has been created and the invite emails sent. Is it possible? Below is the already created event, where I do not see the field to "add invitees" ...
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Terminator terminal on Mac

I installed terminator using these instructions: https://jee-appy.blogspot.com/2017/10/install-terminator-mac.html Then I started it up with the terminator command from the terminal. Terminator ...
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right click creates new finder window at click location

I would like to create a finder window by right clicking and selecting "new finder window" similar to the right clicking to create a new folder . Is this possible through automator?
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How do I mount an SSD I got from an old Macbook?

I ripped a perfectly fine SSD out of a Macbook with a broken display. So far, all my attempts to access the file system on the SSD have failed. I've tried to put in a nearly identical Macbook. This ...

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